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Leader of upstart Alberta Freedom Conservative Party announces resignation

Leader of upstart Alberta Freedom Conservative Party announces resignation

EDMONTON — Derek Fildebrandt is stepping down as leader of Alberta's Freedom Conservative Party. Fildebrandt announced his resignation Monday, less than a year after he launched the party following his departure from the United Conservative Party.

One person hurt, investigation started, after Alberta police-involved shooting

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Alberta's police watchdog has been called in to investigate an RCMP-involved shooting in Lloydminster. Mounties say they were trying to arrest a person in a stolen vehicle on Monday afternoon when the suspect fled on foot.

Appeal dismissed in challenge to Alberta gay-straight alliance law

CALGARY — Opponents of Alberta's law allowing gay-straight alliances in schools were dealt another legal setback Monday after the province's highest court dismissed their appeal.
Mother, daughter missing: Calgary police say suspect may have burned evidence

Mother, daughter missing: Calgary police say suspect may have burned evidence

CALGARY — Police say a suspect in the possible homicides of a missing woman and her toddler daughter may have tried to burn evidence and are urging the public to report any unusual fires in a rugged area outside Calgary.
Elk deaths renew call for wildlife fencing through mountain town near Banff park

Elk deaths renew call for wildlife fencing through mountain town near Banff park

CANMORE, Alta. — An environmental group is renewing calls for wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway through a small Alberta mountain town after seven elk were killed on the weekend in a collision with a transport truck.
Alberta Energy Regulator official quits ahead of being fired by incoming premier

Alberta Energy Regulator official quits ahead of being fired by incoming premier

EDMONTON — A member of Alberta's energy regulator who was singled out by incoming premier Jason Kenney as a foe of oil development has quit.
Calgary Inferno's championship season celebrated at city hall while league folds

Calgary Inferno's championship season celebrated at city hall while league folds

CALGARY — As their league sells off trophies and jerseys, the Calgary Inferno's championship season was recognized Monday with the city's mayor proclaiming it "Calgary Inferno Day.

Tavares, Chabot headline Canada squad for world hockey championship

CALGARY — Toronto Maple Leafs centre John Tavares, Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot and Vegas Golden Knights winger Mark Stone highlight Canada's roster for the 2019 world hockey championship.

Accused in Alberta courthouse break-in returns to scene of alleged crime

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A man who police say has a history of property offences is facing theft and other charges after a series of break-ins in Lethbridge, Alta., including one at the city's courthouse.
Ex-priest convicted of altar boy abuse faces May sentencing

Ex-priest convicted of altar boy abuse faces May sentencing

ALFRED, Maine — The delayed sentencing of a defrocked Massachusetts priest convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy is scheduled for late May.